Access Specialist

University of Wisconsin - Madison,

University Health Services
Last Posted:

Thu, Jun 15th, '17

Deadline:

July 5, 2017

Start Date:

No earlier than JULY 10, 2017 but may be later.

Last Updated:

Thu, Jun 15th, '17

 
POSITION DESCRIPTION
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  • Full Time

Join our team and put your knowledge, skills, and passions to work at UW-Madison University Health Services.  UHS is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Access Specialist. The Access Specialist provides brief assessment and referral for our triage intake system. They also provide basic case management services to undergraduate and graduate students with mental health needs through coordination of care between campus and community resources. In addition to direct service, this position will support other clinical functions of the agency including psychiatry, behavioral health, and counseling. Clinical services are provided under the supervision of a licensed mental health provider.

UW-Madison, founded in 1848, is a world-class institution offering a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities to over 40,000 students.  Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the City of Madison.  Our highly ranked university is guided by The Wisconsin Idea; the principle that the university should improve people’s lives beyond the classroom through teaching, research, outreach and public service. University Health Services is a national leader with a comprehensive program of mental health, prevention, medical, and environmental and occupational health services with advance the health and well-being of the campus community. University Health Services has a long-standing commitment to addressing health disparities and advancing social justice through its programs and services.
 
Enjoy robust benefits such as the State of Wisconsin 
Benefits Package, a beautiful Campus Setting and a competitive salary.

To review the position description and apply online please see: http://go.wisc.edu/aulzfz

Click on the “Apply Now” link at the top or bottom of the position description. You will be required to login or create an account to apply. Please upload a cover letter and resume or CV to apply. 

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison. the primary care facility for the 43,000+ students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. University Health Services (UHS) is the student health center at UW–Madison, the primary care facility for the 43,000+ students enrolled at the University. We endeavor to provide high-quality care in a manner that is culturally respectful, fiscally responsible, and developmentally appropriate to student needs. Our stated mission is “To enhance learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and well-being.” At UHS, we have an integrated care model, combining a wide range of medical, mental health counseling, prevention, and wellness services to help support individual students. But our services are also designed to promote and protect the health of our campus community as a whole, so that students benefit from our work whether or not they ever walk through our doors. UHS has a range of public health, environmental and occupational health responsibilities.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:

For appointment to the clinical social worker series candidates must have a master's degree in social work or related field.

For appointment to the counsel worker series candidates must have a master's degree in counseling, psychology or a related field.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

Required:
1) minimum one year work experience in a mental health setting. 
2) demonstrated ability do brief assessment, case management, and advocacy for clients; 
Relevant training may be substituted for work experience. 


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

Licensed or license eligible in Wisconsin as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist preferred. 

Strongly preferred qualities of the candidate include: 
1) experience identifying resources within in-network and out-of-network insurance plans; 
2) experience with risk assessment and safety planning;
3) demonstrated awareness, knowledge, and skills to interact effectively with persons representing a wide range of diverse backgrounds, namely socio- economic, students of color, LGBTQ, and international students; 
4) experience in college mental health, crisis assessment, confidentiality requirements, and referral;
5) demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple tasks 
6) experience as a collaborator on a multidisciplinary team; 
7) self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals; 
8) excellent oral and written communication skills; and
9) administrative and technological skills required to effectively document in an Electronic Health Record, and maintain a case management tracking system. 

 
COMPENSATION
ADVERTISED SALARY:

Minimum $45,000 ANNUAL (12 months) 
Depending on Qualifications

APPLICATION MATERIALS

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